Thumbnail pictures grouped by family

This page contains a selection of thumbnail pictures of the spiders that are reviewed on the Spiders of NW-Europe pages.
If you recognize your spider then click on the link above the pictures for larger images and a description of that family.
Here is a Spider identification location chart to identify your spider by its habitat.

Order Araneae - Spiders

Sub-order - Orthognatha (Mygalomorphae, primitive spiders)

Atypidae, purse-web spiders

Atypus affinis

Atypus affinis

Atypus piceus


Sub-order Labidognatha (Aranaeomorphae, modern spiders) Cribellatae (These spiders have a cribellum and a calamistrum)

Amaurobiidae, funnel weavers

Amaurobius fenestralis

Amaurobius ferox Amaurobius claustrarius

Amaurobius similis

Amaurobius fenestralis

Amaurobius ferox
Amaurobius claustrarius

Amaurobius similis

Dictynidae, small cribellate spiders

Lathys humilis

Nigma puella

Nigma puella

Dictyna latens

Lathys humilis

Nigma puella female
Nigma puella male

Nigma walckenaeri

Eresidae, lady bird spiders

Eresus sandaliatus

Eresus cinnaberinus

Eresus ruficapillus Loureedia annulipes
Eresus sandaliatus

Eresus cinnaberinus

Eresus ruficapillus Loureedia annulipes
Libya
Eresus walckenaerius Eresus ZZ295 Loureedia annulipes Stegodyphus lineatus
Eresus
walckenaerius
Eresus ZZ295 (Spain) Loureedia annulipes (Tunesia) Stegodyphus lineatus

Oecobiidae, disc web spiders

Oecobius navus
Oecobius navus Oecobius annulipes? Female Oecobius annulipes? Male
Uloborus plumipes

Uloborus plumipes

Uloborus walckenaerius


E-cribellatae

Haplogynae (six-eyed spiders)

Dysderidae, cell spiders 

Dysdera sp.
Dysdera crocata

Dysdera crocata

Dysdera erythrina

Oonopidae, dwarfcel spiders

Scytodidae, spitting spiders

Scytodes thoracica

Scytodes thoracica

Segestriidae, six-eyed spiders

Segestria_bavarica Segestria florentina

Segestria senoculata

Segestria bavarica Segestria florentina
Segestria senoculata

Entelegynae (eight eyed spiders)

Agelenidae, funnel weavers, grass spiders

 

Agelena labyrinthica

Agelena sp.

 Agelena gracilens

 Agelena similis

Coelotes terrestris

Tegenaria agrestis

Tegenaria parietina

Tegenaria silvestris

Tegenaria domestica

 Tegenaria atrica

Tegenaria agrestis

 Tegenaria parietina

 Tegenaria silvestris

Tegenaria domestica

     
Tegenaria gigantea

 Textrix denticulata

     

Anyphaenidae, sac spiders

 

Argyronetidae, water spiders

Argyroneta aquatica     Argyroneta aquatica  
Anyphaena accentuata     Argyroneta aquatica  

Araneidae, orb web spiders

Aculepeira ceropegia
Aculepeira ceropegia
Aculepeira armida
Araneus diadematus
Araneus diadematus

 

Araneus quadratus
Araneus ZZ081
Araneus angulatus
Araneus quadratus Araneus quadratus Araneus diadematus

Atea sturmi
Araneus ZZ113
 Araniella cucerbinata
Araniella alpica
Araniella displicata
Atea sturmi
Araniella inconspicua

Argiope bruennichi

Araniella inconspicua

 Argiope bruennichi young

 Argiope lobata

Argiope bruennichi

Cyclosa conica

 

Agalenatea redii

Gibbaranea gibbosa

Gibbaranea bituberculata

Gibbaranea omoeda
Larinioides sclopetarius

Larinioides cornutus

Nuctenea umbratica

Larinioides cornutus M
Larinioides pagatiatus

 Mangora acalypha

Nuctenea umbratica

 Singa nitidula

ZygiellaX-notata

Singa hamata

Zygiella x-notata

 Zygiella atrica

Zilla diodia

Cyrtophora citricola tent spider

 

Clubionidae, sac spiders

Cheiracanthium_erraticum

Clubiona corticalis
Cheiracanthium erraticum
Clubiona reclusa
Clubiona terrestris

 

 

Clubiona reclusa

 

Eusparassidae, hunt crabspiders

 

 

Micrommata virescens F

Micrommata virescens M

Olios sp.

 

Erigonidae, dwarf spiders

Enidia bituberculata

 Erigone arctica

 

Gnaphosidae, ground spiders

 Callilepis schuszteri

Micaria romana
Callilepis nocturna/ schuszteri
 Micaria sp.
 Nomisia aussereri
Nomisia aussereri

Scotophaeus blackwalli 

Poecilochroa conspicua

Drassodes lapidosus

Nomisia aussereri
Scotophaeus blackwalli
Poecilochroa conspicua
Drassodes lapidosus

Zelotus latreillei

Zelotes pusillus

Zelotes pedestris

Zelotus latreillei

Zelotes pusillus

Zelotus pedestris

Micaria pulicaria

 

Hahniidae, dwarf funnel spiders

Linyphiidae, Sheet web, dwarf or money spiders

Linyphia sp.

 Labulla thoracica

 Drapetisca socialis

 Neriene montana

 Neriene radiata
Neriene peltata
 Linyphia triangularis

 frontinellina frutetorum

Lepthyphantes tenuis Floronia bucculenta    
Lepthyphantes tenuis Floronia bucculenta    

Liocranidae

Liocranum rupicola

Lycosidae, wolf spiders

Arctosa leopardus

 

 

Aulonia albimana
Arctosa leopardus
 Arctosa perita
Alopecosa cuneata
Alopecosa cuneata

  Hogna radiata

Pardosa trailli

Pardosa monticola
 Alopecosa pulverenta

Alopecosa inquilina

Hogna radiata

Pardosa trailli

Pardosa monticola

 

 

 Pardosa amentata

 Pardosa nigriceps

Pardosa lugubris

 Pardosa prativaga

Pardosa saltans
Pardosa wagleri

Hygrolycosa_rubrofasciata

Pardosa wagleri

Hygrolycosa rubrofasciata

Trochosa terricola

Trochosa terricola

 Trochosa ruricola

Pirata latitans Pirata piraticus      
Pirata latitans Pirata piraticus      

 

Metidae, orb stretch spiders

Meta menardi

 

Meta segmentata
Meta menardi Meta merianae M
Meta merianae F
Meta mengei

 

 

 

Oxyopes heterophthalmus M
Oxyopes heterophthalmus F
Oxyopes heterophthalmus F
Oxyopes lineatus F
Oxyopes kraepelinorum

 

Philodromidae, crab spiders

 

Philodromus aureolus M

 Philodromus aureolus F

 Philodromus cespitum

 Philodromus emarginatus

 

 

 

 Philodromus dispar M

 Philodromus dispar F

 

Philodromus F fuscoemerginatus

 

Philodromus albidus male

 Philodromus sp. F

Tibelus oblongus

 Philodromus rufus M

 Philodromus rufus F

Philodromus albidus M

Thanatus arenarius

 

 Thanatus alpinus
Thanatus arenarius
 Thanatus formicinus
 
Thanatus sp.

 

Pholcidae, daddy longlegs, vibrating or cellar spiders

Holocnemus pluchei

 Pholcus phalangioides

 Psilochorus simoni

 

Pisauridae, big wolf or nursery web spiders

 

Dolomedes fimbriatus

Dolomedes plantarius

 Pisaura mirabilis

 

Salticidae, jumping spiders

Aelurillus v-insignitus M

 Aelurillus v-insignitus F

 Eris nidicolens

 Bianor aurocinctus

Ballus chalybeius

 

Carrhotus_xanthogramma

 

 Carrhotus xanthogramma F

Cyrba algerina

Carrhotus xanthogramma M

Dendryphantus rudis?

 Evarcha falcata

 

 Euophrys erratica

Evarcha arcuata

Evarcha jacunda

Marpissa pomatia

 Marpissa muscosa

 

 Heliophanus kochii

 Heliophanus cupreus

 Heliophanus tribulosus

Icius hamatus

Icius subinermis

Menemerus semilimbatus

Pseudophrys lanigera
Menemerus semilimbatus

 Myrmarachne formicaria

 Philaeus chrysops M

 Philaeus chrysops F

Pseudophrys lanigera

Pellenes seriatus

 Pellenes nigrociliatus

Pellenes arcigerus M+V

Pellenes tripunctatus Pellenes seriatus
Phlegra fasciata

 

Saitis barbipes M

 Saitis barbipes F

Sitticus rupicolaM

Sitticus pubescens

 

 

 

 

Pseudicius encarpatus

 

 Salticus cingulatus

Salticus scenicus

 

Tetragnathidae, stretch spiders or long jawed orb weavers

Tetragnatha extensa M

Tetragnatha extensa F

Tetragnatha montana

Pachygnatha clercki F

Pachygnatha clercki M

Pachygnatha degeeri

 

Theridiidae & Nesticidae, scaffold web spiders

Achaeranea riparia

Euryopis quinqueguttata

Crustulina guttata

 Achaearanea lunata
Achaeranea riparia
 Anelosimus vittatatus
Euryopis quinqueguttata
Crustulina guttata

 
 Enoplognatha ovata
 Enoplognatha ovata
 Enoplognatha mordax?
 Latrodectus hasselti
 

 

 

Steatoda bipunctata
 Steatoda albomaculata M
 Steatoda albomaculata F
Steatoda triangulosa
Steatoda triangulosa

Steatoda phalerata  

Steatoda paykulliana
Steatoda phalerata  
 Theridon pictum
 Theridon melanurum
Phylloneta sisyphium Phylloneta impressum  
Theridion pallens
Phylloneta sisyphium
Phylloneta impressum
Theridion tinctum
 

Titanoecidae

Titanoeca quadriguttata

Titanoeca quadriguttata

Thomisidae, crab spiders

 

 

Diaea dorsata M
Diaea dorsata F
Misumena vatia
 Thomisus onustus
Heriaeus hirtus

Synaema globosum

 

Misumenops tricuspidatus M
Misumenops tricuspidatus F
Synaema globosum
 Synaema globosum
Synaema globosum

Xysticus audax

Xysticus kempelini
Xysticus cristatus F
Xysticus cristatus M
Xysticus lanio
Xysticus audax
Xysticus kempelini

<i>Xysticus</i> <i>sabulosis</i>

<I>Xysticus ulmi</I>

<I>Xysticus erraticus</I>

<I>Tmarus piger </I>

Ozyptila trux

Xysticus sabulosis

Xysticus ulmi

Xysticus erraticus

Tmarus piger

Ozyptila trux

<i>Ozyptila praticola</i>

Ozyptila? ZZ164 ZZ165 Runcinia ZZ211

Ozyptila praticola
Ozyptila? ZZ164 ? ZZ165 Runcinia ZZ211
Unknown

Zoridae (Ctenidae), wandering spiders

 

Zoropsidae, ground spiders

     
Zora spinimana     Zoropsis spinimana  

Order Opiliones - Harvestmen

Trodulidae & nemastomatidae & Phalangiidae

Dicranopalpus ramosus

Mitopus morio

Rilaena triangularis

Dicranopalpus ramosus

Mitopus morio M

Rilaena triangularis

Paroligolophus agrestis

Phalangium opilio

Phalangium opilio

Nemastoma lugubre

Paroligolophus agrestis

Phalangium opilio M

Phalangium opilio F

Nemastoma lugubre

Oligolophus tridens

Leiobunum rotundum M

Leiobunum rotundum F

 Odiellus spinosus

Oligolophus tridens

 


 

Ed Nieuwenhuys, 19 January 2012

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